PERSONNEL: Ad Woman of the Year

"Advertising is a marvelous field for women. They have a warm personal approach and a concern for things that is very valuable. And there is certainly no gender in ideas." The speaker, not surprisingly, was a woman: Margot Sherman, 48, vice president of Manhattan's McCann-Erickson, Inc., named last week, by the Advertising Federation of America, as Advertising Woman of the Year.

Margot (born Alice Martha) Sherman started out as a newspaper reporter after graduating from the University of Michigan, joined McCann-Erickson in 1936 because "what I really liked was persuading people." Her flair for entertaining copy made her a top...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!